Pat Haden will step down from his role as Trojans athletic director on June 30, according to a USC alumni email sent by school president C.L. Max Nikias.
Former USC head coach Steve Sarkisian, who was fired by USC after his continued struggles with alcoholism led him to be placed on leave, is now suing the university for at least $12.6 million in damages.
USC football coach Steve Sarkisian said he’d take a leave of absence yesterday after showing up to practice “in no condition to work” Sunday, but athletic director Pat Haden made the decision today to fire Sarkisian outright.
Former NFL running back and USC alum LenDale White was having a good time at the Trojans' game against Colorado, until he wasn't. White says he was kicked out of the Coliseum
during after Saturday's game; he also had words for athletic director Pat Haden and the program.
Far be it from me to tell Pat Haden how to do his job, but it has to be difficult to ask student athletes to not react to things childishly and emotionally when you're running down to the field because you just have to yell at an official for a call you didn't like.
USC's athletic director, Pat Haden, has been taking some heat lately. With his school's football program still reeling from the Lane Kiffin disaster, Haden gave the head coaching job to University of Washington's Steve Sarkisian, whose career Pac-12 winning percentage is .539. Kiffin's was .586. Understandably, a lot…
So you know those reports that say USC has reached out to Tony Dungy and (possibly) Jack Del Rio to replace Lane Kiffin? Yeah, well, those overtures never happened. Oh, someone claiming to be from USC did call Dungy and a member of the Denver Broncos coaching staff. Whoever it was just wasn't actually someone with…